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of widespread spying by the national security agency against e.u. leaders. allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. >> i can tell you that the president assured the chancellor that the u.s. is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancell chancellor. >> reporter: and it's not just the european who is are upset. over the weekend thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> we're against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >> reporter: the allegations threaten to disrupt foreign policies with u.s. allies. >> i think the revelation from snowdon and the secrets revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we've listened in. >> reporter: but congressman peter king, the chairman of the house homeland security committee said america should stop apologizing. >> the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives not just in the usa but france, germany, and throughout eu
of spying activities. the national security agency monitored calls of 35 world leaders. the allegations come in documents leaked by edward snowden, former nsa contractor. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to the bilateral relationships. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives, in france and germany and throughout europe. >> now, they began in 2002 and president obama was made aware of it in 2010. the nsa denies the president knew anything. >>> the troubled healthcare.gov web site is up and running. a spokes woman says visitors were unable to access the web site last night because of the a failure of service provided by verizon. and >> i know they've called in another privatentity to try to help with the security of it. the problem is, they may have to redesign the entire system. the way the system is designed, it is not secure. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sabilias addressed concerns in a block post the published on saturday. she says healthcare.gov does not retain information. >>> and a
as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives. not just the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing it for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence which helps not just us but the europeans. >> with the government shutdown behind us and the fight of obama care still going the republican pa
and the national security agency. this is something that they have been very concerned about. as far as world leaders who are talking about things, angela merkel and so on, you have to wonder if this is shock that their personal calls have been monitored or this is going beyond what they have been told. this is actually about commercial espionage, political espionage. it's not so much about keeping europe safe as we're hearing from the administration. and president obama keeps on talking about rigorous oversight of all of this. if he doesn't know that angela merkel's phone is being tapped how rigorous is this? >> two former editor of the accompliss of theenglish tabloid with eavesdropping. this is the first criminal charge stemming from the hacking scandal that began two years ago. >>> the u.s.-arab league envoy iis in damascus for peace talks. we have the latest from beirut. >> reporter: abrahami has arrived in damascus and he's supposed to meet with officials from the syrian government as well as bashar al-assad. now he's going to hear what would be the conditions for the syrian government
that the national security agency tapped the phones or intercepted messages from the leaders of 35 countries. that includes a lot of the u.s. allies. >> a lot of people are offended. brazil and mexico lodging complaints about the u.s., spying on them. in europe, friends including germany, france and spain, they're furious. a spanish newspaper reporting today that the nsa scanned 60 million phone calls in spain. get this, in a period of one month, be december last year to january. >> we've got correspondents around the world covering the blowback that is facing the united states. first up, want to check in reaction from spain where as we said, the claim 60 million intercepts. al goodman is joining us from madrid. >> reporter: suzanne, there is the spanish government summoned the u.s. ambassador to madrid to give an explanation. that happened earlier. afterwards, the spanish foreign ministry issued a statement warning washington there has to be a balance between security and the right of the citizens to have privacy. so there is in their communications so there is a warning shot across the bow
allies. the national security agency was spying on world leaders even wiretapping germ. chancellor angela merkel's phone. and that president obama knew nothing about it for five years until ordering an end to it in the summer. meantime, documents leaked by edward snowden suggest that the u.s. monitored 60 million phone dmauls spain in just a single month. >>> and a new glitch for the government's health care website. a data center has crashed. shutting down the entire system. meantime, more republicans are calling for the resignation of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she's set to testify before congress later this week. >>> and new details about the deadly police shooting of a california boy carrying a fake assault rifle. vigils are being held for 13-year-old and i wiy lopez. two women are disputing the story. saying deputies did not give lopez a chance to respond once they order him to drop the gun. an autopsy found he was shot seven times. officers say they thought he was about to shoot them. >>> and a shocking sight at a youth football game in georgia. this real
. the president was not in the know. on the allegations that the national security agency conducted surveillance on foreign leaders, including german chance lore angela merkel, cnn has confirmed this "wall street journal" headline -- obama unaware as u.s. spied on world leaders. on the care about the web side, the answer was, again, the president was not informed. >> i think it became clear fairly early on the first couple days -- >> but not before that? >> no. >> reporter: even back in may, when it was discovered the i.r.s. was targeted conservative groups, the president claimed he didn't know about it. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that most people learned about it. >> so there was no surprise that the rnc blasted out this e-mail. white house veteran david gergen said the issue is confidence. >> this is an administration that has been very, very good at its politics, but has never been very good at execution of policies from day one. they -- it's an administration which has some really smart people in it, and a lot of younger people. it doesn't have very many heavyweig
following a bashlash over reports the national security agency has tracked phone calls of dozens of world leaders. >> we recognize there need to be additional constraints how we gather and use intelligence. and it's in the context of this dynamic technology environment that the president has directed us to review our surveillance capabilities. >> one report from a german tabloid indicated that president obama knew that the nsa was tapping the phone of the german chance explore he allowed it to continue, again, german tabloid, a spokeswoman for the agency says that is simply not true. and "the wall street journal" reports the nsa stop monitoring chancellor merkel and other leaders after a white house review uncovered the operations. "the wall street journal" again. meanwhile, a state department spokeswoman says our ambassador to spain met with officials there to discuss reports that the nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in that country in one month. dana perino was the press secretary under george w. bush, the 43rd, president bush, 43, and this was happening under bush 43rd. >>
allegations of national security agency has been spying on them. early early i spoke with the former u.s. ambassador to nato about whether the reaction is for their people or if it is personal. >> i don't think we should discount the personal feeling of violation that someone like chancellor merkel has. when she realizes it's her very own cell phone that she has in her hand that's being listened to. i can see that there is a personnelment to this and a genuine reaction, but from the establishments in european governments a lot of this is for public con zukauskus. the publics are upset so the government needs to show that they are upset. and it's also convenient for the government to his deflect everything towards blaming the united states rather than having anyone scrutinize what they do. >> let's zero in on chancellor merkel an al annal an ali. how much is going to need to be done for her to be satisfied? what has to happen? what left of the transparency -- does she want to know what do you have? toll at that time? >> i wouldn't say that each and every communication is asking for too
say this morning the president did not know until this sum they're the national security agency was reportedly monitoring up to 35 foreign leaders. european union officials are in washington to meet with white house aides and congressional leaders today. the europeans say they want guarantees of no more american surveillance. >>> american officials who survived last year's attack in benghazi and libya tell "60 minutes" they knew for months an assault was coming. the attack killed ambassador chris stephens and three other americans. lara logan spent the full year reporting last night's story. steven's deputy told lara on the night of the assault she was told early on no military backup would come. >> you have this conversation with the defense attache, ask him what military assets are on their way and he says -- >> effectively, they're not. and i for a moment -- i just felt lost. i just couldn't believe the answer. and then i made the call to the chief and told him, listen, you've got to tell those guys there may not be any help coming. >> that's a tough thing to understand. why?
spying extends to some of the closest allies abroad. the national security agency end ad program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house order an internal review over the summer. several programs have already been shut down and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president, but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's program saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not just in the u.p.s. but france and germany and throughout europe. we're trying to gatherable against that helps us and helps the europeans. >> there are reports that the president did know that angela merkel's cell phone was being tapped. >> talk about a confounding story in terms of not understanding the
of purported u.s. spying activities. the guardian says the national security agency monitored the calls of 35 world leaders, including the leaders of france and germany. the allegations are coming from the documents leaked by ed yard snowden. the german media report thes a surveillance of chancellor merkel's phone and that it started in 2002, and they say president obama was made aware of it in 2010. the nsa is denying president obama knew anything. >>> it is 7:16. california senator diane feinstein says she supports giving the nsa limited authority to continue gathering american's telephone records to prevent attackings attack -- attacks. the committee is drafting legislation to put restrictions on the nsa phone records program. the legislation would allow the nsa to continue gathering records listing the numbers, time and duration of all u.s. telephone calls, but not their content. >>> time is now 7:17. san francisco is getting into the battle over sugary beverages, setting a task of 24- cents on every can of soda sold. the proceeds of the tax would pay for health, nutrition and activity pr
the studio. was the national security agency on a related note spying on u.s. allies like the leader of germany? german newspaper says yes. the nsa says no. new claims the president of the united states was kept in the dark of all of it. are the media giving president obama a pass on what he did and did not know? and say goodbye good night moon. adult classics like moby dick? a step in the right direction or a crazy idea? and utah doctor charged with killing his wife, the 12-year-old daughter will not testify about finding the body of her mother. is it a win for the prostitution a mac prosecution or will it affect the credibility? coming up. bill: we will see you then. one year ago tomorrow, super storm sandy made his way onshore leveling parts of the northeast. we will go live in a moment to see one of the hardest hit areas and see what has recovered at all 12 months later. (dad) put it in cond, put it in second. (dad) slow it down. put the clutch in, break it, break it. (dad) st like i showed you. dad, you didn't show me, you showed him. dad, he's gonna wreck the car! (dad) he's no
security agency contractor edward snowden released documents that revealed that the u.s. had tapped german canc lor angela merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department analyst, james louis says the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post 9/11 world, the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means more successful attacks. >> reporter: the white house hopes to complete its veview by the end of the year. >> danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> some u.s. lawmakers are defending spying practices. they argue places such as france are safer because of the nsa's surveil
, but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor edward snowden leaked documents revealing the u.s. tapped german chancellor awningle -- angella merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying, u.s. intelligence gather suggest under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can, but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department james lewis says the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post-9/11 world, the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means less successful successful -- more successful attacks. >> reporter: danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> some u.s. lawmakers are defending the spying practices. they argue places like france are safer because of the n
security agency contractor edward snowden leaked documents revealing the u.s. capped german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone and eavesdropped on more than 60 million private conversations in spain in just one month. president obama steered clear of the controversy as he helped swear in his new fbi director, but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can, but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing spying on allies could have economic consequences as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. former state department analyst james lewis says the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post 9/11 world the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means more successful attacks. >> reporter: the white house hopes to complete its surveillance review by the end of the year. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> the head of the health and intelligence commi
for the european union after published reports suggested the national security agency collected data from 60 million phone calls in spain across a 30-day period last year. >> translator: for the moment spain has no formal grounds to believe there was a case of spying in our country. nevertheless, the magnitude of this information which was revealed brought us to request immediately the corresponding clarifications. >> reporter: meantime the german tabloid reported nsa chief, jen keith alexander, personally briefed president obama in 2010 on his agency's targeting of the cell phone of german chancellor angela merkel. the spokesperson said general alexander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed allegationed operations involving merkel. news reports claiming otherwise are not true. reported, mr. obama was kept in the dark about the merkel surveillance for nearly five years until this summer when he ordered it stopped. >> the president didn't know about -- >> reporter: general alexander
. with a it worth it? >> absolutely not. look, the national security agency, i depended upon it for my entire career. it's got brilliant information when it comes to counterterrorism. but when you're listening into european leaders, it's not worth it. and especially when you let someone like edward snowed den put documents out. the europeans are going to back away. wee need them for counterterrorism. >> you said on cnn "newsroom" yesterday, you said, we'll see people -- and you said quote, backing off from washington. give me a sense of what you think that will look like and elaborate on what you mean. >> look, let's take britt i can't be. gchq, that's their national security agency. it's quite remarkable organization. they're very good. if they should come up with a very secret interacceptive, they're going to have second thoughts about calling washington and sharing it. they just will. they're worried about all the information we're leaking from wikileaks and on. it's truly a culture of -- that can't be sustained. >> so there's one thing to be very upset, feel violated, et cetera. but it's another
and the national security agency according to a government spokesperson. germany and france are they wanted to go to the u.s. to sign a no spy deal by the end of the year. the leaders have warned a lack of trust could harm the fight against terrorism as well as the merkel's phone was bugged. the nsa claims they have monitored millions of phone calls by both germany and france citizens. this is steve from windham, connecticut on the independent line. caller: i think general alexander should resign. gamedy who follows the spy ought to be able to read "the "the guardian," and new york times." the spying isn't about germany or france. host: what you mean the spying is about ourselves? well, i as an american when i go to europe or to asia, i represent united states in a way, you know? i don't want to be known as the guy who sneaks into his wife's handbag. it is really about ourselves as a people. newspaper and the read what these people are doing? through mrs. to go merkel's handbag? host: that is steve from windham, connecticut, re- freezing our question from this morning. it said should be re-think
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